March 2, 2023
What's On

What’s On: Ocean Film Festival, new exhibitions and artisan markets

This weekend in Adelaide, head to the Capri Theatre and be inspired by the Ocean Film Festival, or enjoy the grounds of Carrick Hill and explore Catherine Truman’s new exhibition.

Under the sea

The Ocean Film Festival will splash down in Adelaide on Saturday, March 4 at the Capri Theatre. The festival includes a selection of films with varying lengths and styles covering topics from ocean adventure and exploration, to the oceanic environment, marine creatures, ocean-related sports and coastal cultures. Aiming to inspire people to explore, respect, enjoy and protect the world’s oceans, the Ocean Film Festival is an educational and entertaining experience for the entire family.

From the eye of the storm

The River That Ran Uphill is based on the lived experience of Edgell Junior, a Ni-Vanuatu man who survived Cyclone Pam and its aftermath in 2015. Playing in the Adelaide Festival Centre’s Space Theatre until March 6, the performance places the audience in the eye of the storm and tells the story of a young protagonist who survives the ordeal thanks to their community coming together as one. Created by Sligsby’s Flying Squad, Edgell Junior shares his story as part of the cast under the direction of Andy Packer and Clara Solly-Slade, and the composition of Quincy Grant.

Enjoying artisan

Gather with friends and family by the beachside and browse a range of local artisan goods at the Victor Harbor Artisan Market on Sunday, March 5. Held in the heart of Victor Harbor at the Railway Plaza, the markets host more than 50 South Australian small businesses selling artisan products, food and beverages. Peruse the markets, grab a bite to eat and listen to live music under the Moreton Bay fig trees.

Curiouser and curiouser

Currently exhibiting at Carrick Hill, The Arrangements: assembling nature by Catherine Truman explores the impact of climate change, loss of biodiversity and the fragility of the natural world. Featuring curious objects, hybrid plants, vessels and moving images, the works are integrated into the domestic spaces of Carrick Hill’s house museum. Positioned alongside the estate’s art collection, the exhibition disrupts, challenges and converses with the space and its guests. The Arrangements: assembling nature will be on display until Sunday, May 28.

Terrific textiles

Curated by Meryl Ryan in consultation with the JamFactory team, New Exuberance: contemporary Australian textile design showcases the works of more than 30 multidisciplinary artists. The exhibition reflects current textile practices through art, design and fashion. Currently showing in Gallery One at JamFactory, the exhibition is open until April 23.

Money to spend

Currently showing at city-based studio, The Mill, Museum of Old Money is a new exhibition by THE GOOD NEW$ BANK that playfully responds to contemporary trends in consumer-capitalism by investigating notions of ‘currency’, ‘value’ and ‘worth’. The exhibition will feature Art Vending Machine Australia’s Adelaide Art Vending Machine, previously featured at the Art Gallery of South Australia. The vending machine will sit alongside other works offering unique moments for audience participation. Local artists will work together to create low-cost items available for purchase – providing audiences with an opportunity to become collectors of contemporary art. Museum of Old Money is open until March 24.

For more of what’s on around South Australia this month, pick up the March issue of SALIFE, which is on sale now.

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